Climate Change

Climate change affects all of us and all the systems on planet Earth - from natural disasters to disrupted growing seasons, our changing climate is having widespread effects. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, how to adapt and how to try and cut down on the change while we still can.

In early August of the summer of 2011, scorching heat continues to smash records in many parts of the country. In Austin, Texas, triple-digit temperatures are causing unprecedented demands on power grids. Oklahoma City is on track to eclipse the... Read More
In Heidelberg, Germany, energy consumption across all municipal buildings has been reduced by more than 50 percent. The city is also building a new, zero-emissions development at the site of a former freight yard. In this interview during the C40... Read More
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Check out this new technology that has the potential to save our environment and solve our energy problems. An artificial leaf removes excess carbon from the air, and researchers can then use that carbon to make gasoline.
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Recently, multiple NSF-funded researchers have documented genetic changes resulting from climate change. These studies suggest that extreme variation in temperature and rainfall are causing genetic shifts in organisms with short life spans.
The C40 has grown rapidly since it was first established in 2005 by the then-Mayor of London Ken Livingston. Now encompassing 58 cities around the world and having recently merged with the Clinton Climate Initiative, the C40 is continuing to expand... Read More
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The same chemicals we use in shampoo and conditioner could capture CO2 from power plant smokestacks and help limit climate change.
Retrofit roofs with reflective "cool roof" coatings to keep buildings/cities cool, reduce energy use for a/c, and mitigate global warming.
The Carbon Disclosure Project collects and discloses greenhouse gas emissions data from thousands of organizations around the world, data that can then be used to develop reporting standards and enhance climate-related actions. In July, C40... Read More
Cities can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cultivate a new fuel source by managing methane emissions from landfills. In this video, Lawson Oates, Director of Toronto’s Environment Office, talks about the opportunities to be found in waste... Read More
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George Mason University researchers are investigating the resilience of Arctic peoples to changes in their local environments due to global climate change. In particular, they want to see what information the Viliui Sakha—native people in... Read More

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